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Rehab frm metatarsal fracture

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:27

In early July I fractured my 2nd right metatarsal. This was a proper job, a full-on fracture with splinters!

I was bound up in plaster for 12 weeks. I have now been out of plaster for nearly 6 weeks, but I'm still in some pain, especially when walking but though I can now cycle and swim I do have some discomfort, pressing on the pedals (on a climb for example) or pushing off when swimming.

The pain is not from the original metatarsal, but from the 3rd and 4th. Is this normal? I feel I am going backwards in my rehab.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:50

FB - that doesn't sound good.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:48

Stuck in plaster for the next 4-6 weeks after breaking the 2nd metatarsal in my right foot.

So frustrating not being able to do anything!

Kanga is in da house

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:45

Would love to catch up but I'm afriad I'm stuck in a plastercast for the next 4 - 5 weeks since I broke my metatarsal and getting around on crutches is not quite so easy...

Will see how it goes.

Newbie Wetsut Question

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:18

Yeah - can be a bit scary if you've had a heavy night and there's a wetsuit hanging in the shower in the morning! Thankfully the wife's also got a wettie now, so she can't complain about where I leave mine!

Also, just in case, only rinse in cold water. Neoprene doesn't like heat.

Like they say, they don't take long to dry but your should hang it up afterwards rather than roll it up and stuff it in a bag. be careful of hanging in a shed or garage if it is prone to getting warm during sunny periods.

I am about to do my first triathlon

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 17:12

Nudity isn't allowed, if you're changing from your budgie smugglers in transition!!

WARNING - Too Much Exercise Could Give You A Dicky Heart

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:39

I knew I'd been doing something wrong all this time.

Think I'll give up the swimming, cycling and running and lie on my couch all day drinking beer and eating chips.

I am about to do my first triathlon

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:32

Hi Snap.

Key points in a triathlon:

Do listen to the race briefing.

In the swim:

Trisuit, Goggles, wetsuit (if open water)

Do go around the bouys

On the bike:

Trisuit, your bike, helmet, cycling shoes, bottle of energy drink/electrolyte, tyre levers, spare tube and gas, number belt (number facing backward).

Do put on your helmet before unracking your bike.

Don't get on your bike until after the mount line at the exit from transition (T1)

Do get off your bike before the dismount line and the entrance to T2Don't take your helmet off before you have re-racked your bike

Don't draft, it's bad manners and could get you a time penalty

Do stop If a marshall tells you to stop - you'd be amazed how many don't!

On the run:

Trisuit (bit smelly by now...), running shoes, cap (if it's hot), number belt (swivel around so number facing forward, if used on bike)

Don't stop till you get to the end

And finally....

Don't forget to enjoy yourself!

Of course, there's a lot more to it, but these are key things to remember, The helmet and dismount issues will get you dq'd if you get these wrong. Best read the race organisers notes


As far as training is concerned, if you're sorted in each discipline individually, you need to click these together in brick sessions. I.E do some sessions where you combine a ride (say an hour) with a short run afterwards (20 mins).

You probably don't need to run as much as you think. The bike is the greater leg in time and distance so roughly half your training should be on this.

Good luck.

Help... Blisters

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 11:55

I've been running over 10 years and have had a constant blister, also on the ball of  my foot, under the big toe on both feet.

I find using Boot's padding strapping tape helps to some degree on the longer runs but other than that have learnt to put up with it.

Benfleet 15

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 11:50

My first time - wasn't that fun?

Finished in 2hrs 11mins.

Fantatstically brutal course, billiant mud, great marshals!

Thanks BRC!

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